James Langer's Best Poetry Books
Posted on July 7, 2011
As promised during the Radio Fiddlehead podcast, here is a list of my ten favorite poetry collections published in Britain and Ireland over the past decade (in no particular order). This isn't pretending to be a "Best Of" list by any means, so if you're reading this and notice something's missing, feel free to fill in my blanks.
Simon Armitage, The Universal Home DoctorAlice Oswald, DartPaul Muldoon, MaggotSean O’Brien, The Drowned BookGeoffrey Hill, Speech! Speech!Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine GospelsKathleen Jamie, The Tree HousePaul Farley, Tramp in FlamesGlynn Maxwell, The NerveMichael Longley, The Weather in Japan
Favorite Debuts: Emma Jones, The Striped World and Nick Laird, To a Fault
Poetry Editor, The Fiddlehead